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Newton International Newton Conference 2020 postponed

In collaboration with our partners we have decided to postpone the Newton International Conference indefinitely. We will keep you posted about new dates, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


We have informed the hotel.  If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

FIRST Scandinavia and Newton Room have the pleasure of inviting teachers, administrators, governments, organizations, industry stakeholders, and others interested in learning more about Newton Concept, to the conference. This year’s conference headline is STEM Without Borders: Newton Takes Off. It will feature a keynote speaker from the EU STEM Coalition; Hans van der Loo.

The 2020 conference will allow you to meet the global Newton Network, visit unique Newton Rooms, learn about our teaching methodologies, and find out how Newton promotes open borders between education, industry, and government. You will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, meet people from around the world, be inspired by their stories, and hear about future plans for Newton.

The tentative agenda is currently available:

STEM Without Borders: Newton Takes Off

Day 1: Wednesday, March 25th

08.30 Check-In Opens

Per-Arild Konradsen, Founder, FIRST Scandinavia & Newton

09.00 Introduction
Stian Elstad, Managing Director, FIRST Scandinavia and Newton

09.15 Norway: Newton’s Hub

09.30 Keynote: SySTEMic Thinking for the Future Generation
Hans van der Loo, Ambassador, EU STEM Coalition

10.00 Intermission

10.15 Industry Fueled Expansion

10.30  Crossing Borders with Mobile Newton Rooms
Alysia Tofflemire, Project Director, Newton Europe

10.45  Newton’s First International Landing
René Rasmussen, Manager, Hvidovre Centre of Schools and Education

11.00  Intermission

11.15  Panel: Open Borders Between Government, Industry, and Education
• Hans van der Loo, Moderator, EU Stem Coalition
• Tomas Norvoll, President, Nordland County Government
• Per-Arild Konradsen, Founder, FIRST Scandinavia & Newton
• René Rasmussen, Manager, Hvidovre Centre of Schools and Education
• Chiara Boiano, Global Engagement Europe Project Manager, Boeing, 

• Sergej Koperdak, Advisor, Office of the Governor of Košice Region of Slovakia
• Dr Emma Robertson, Project Manager, Science Skills Academy

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Newton Room Visits 
Newton Room Gildeskål, Newton Room Bodø, Newton Flight Academy

19.00 Dinner Social

Day 2: Thursday, March 26th

Stian Elstad, Managing Director, FIRST Scandinavia and Newton

09.00 Opening
Per-Arild Konradsen, Founder, FIRST Scandinavia and Newton

09.15 Reaching Rural Norway
Bjørnar A. Pettersen, Newton Teacher, Sørfold

09.30 Reaching Rural Scotland

09.45 Newton Lands in China
Thomas Angel, Deputy, Chief of Staff to President of Boeing China
Per-Arild Konradsen, FIRST Scandinavia and Newton

10.15 Intermission

10.30 Research in Newton 
Ingvill Berg, Educational Manager, Newton
Fredrik Rusk, Associate Professor, Nord University

11.00 Layover at the Norwegian Parliament 
Kent Gudmundsen, First Vice Chair of The Standing Committee on Education and Research, Member of the Norwegian Parliament
11.20 New Destinations 
Stian Elstad, Managing Director, FIRST Scandinavia and Newton

11.40 Lunch

12.20 Workshops Round 1
Choose From: 
• Newton Education & Teachers
• Partnership Rights & Responsibilities
• Newton Online Resource & Booking Platform 
• Organizing a Pop-Up or Mobile Newton Room
• Establishment of a Permanent Newton Room

13.20 Workshops Round 2
Same workshops run again

14.20 Workshops Round 3
Same workshops run again

15.00 Conference Ends: Newton Takes Off

Download the program
If you have questions regarding the conference, send an email to [email protected]